Wood County Monitor 3-12-20

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In this issue

  • Alba-Golden, Quitman athletes get wins

    Wednesday, March 11

    Some familiar faces from Alba-Golden and Quitman high schools claimed blue ribbons at the 2020 Hawkins Hawk Relays last Thursday.

  • Jackets fall to Chapel Hill in shootout

    Wednesday, March 11

    The Mineola Yellowjackets were not mathematically out of the playoffs, but the odds were minuscule. Nonetheless, a relaxed and focused Jacket side took the pitch against the Chapel Hill Bulldogs and very nearly produced a season-defining upset. After a full time 1-1 tie, the Jackets were defeated in a shoot-out 6-5.

  • Mineola CC senior scramble

    Wednesday, March 11

    First place at 11 under par: Marty Eaton, Don Hinsely, Moe Jarvis, Ron Hiner

  • Yellowjackets get the best of Kemp, 9-3

    Wednesday, March 11

    Mineola defeated Kemp 9-3 Friday, aided by three-run innings in the third and fifth.

  • Lady Bulldogs struggle at Spring Hill tournament

    Wednesday, March 11

    The Quitman Lady Bulldogs started the week with a solid 11-7 win over Kemp last Tuesday, but things got rough at the Spring Hill tournament where they dropped four in row. In the win over Kemp, Reiny …

  • Bulldogs gain split in baseball

    Wednesday, March 11

    Quitman’s Mason Reynolds gave up one run as he mowed down the Gilmer JV team giving up just one hit and striking out seven, leading the Bulldogs to a 9-1 win at the Union Grove Tournament …

  • Dean recognized as 12-3A most valuable

    Wednesday, March 11

    Mineola’s Sabria Dean added another honor to her long list of accolades, earning the District 12-3A Most Valuable Player in girl’s basketball. Freshman Cacie Lennon of Alba-Golden was named Freshman of the Year.

  • Fischer gets 12-3A MVP nod

    Wednesday, March 11

    Mineola junior Jonah Fischer was named the District 12-3A boys Most Valuable Player while teammate freshman Dawson Pendergrass earned Freshman Player of the Year and fellow freshman T.J. Moreland received accolades as the Newcomer of the Year.

  • Defending state champions receive stern test from Yellowjackets in regional quarterfinals

    Wednesday, March 11

    A storybook comeback fell short in Mineola’s 68-53 loss at the regional-qualifying playoff last Tuesday against Dallas Madison. The game featured intense physical play, excellent shooting and high drama.

  • Quitman Junior High Honor Roll

    Wednesday, March 11

    6th-8th grade

  • Alba-Golden Honor Roll

    Wednesday, March 11

    6th-12th grade

  • MHS Sound of the Swarm earns another prize

    Wednesday, March 11

    The Mineola High School Sound of the Swarm Band competed in concert and sight reading Friday and earned first division ratings from all six judges.

  • Mineola powerlifter runnerup, advances to girls state meet

    Wednesday, March 11

    Izzy Tresca of Mineola placed second in her weight class at the regional high school powerlifting meet Saturday in Fairfield and qualified for the state meet.

  • Alba-Golden High School hosts tennis competition

    Wednesday, March 11

    Under clear skies Alba-Golden high school hosted athletes from Quitman and Mabank in a three-way tennis tournament last Friday.

  • Quitman, Mineola plays advance to bidistrict

    Wednesday, March 11

    Quitman and Mineola High School students competed in One Act Play Saturday in Kaufman, with both plays advancing to the next round.

  • Master Gardeners plan county garden tour

    Wednesday, March 11

    The Wood County Master Gardeners will host a Wood County Garden Tour on Saturday, May 2. Each site will feature a unique focal point surrounded by beautiful gardens.  Master Gardeners will be …

  • Hall and Wiit announce wedding

    Wednesday, March 11

    Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Cannon Hall of Canton, Miss. announce the engagement of their daughter, Alyssa Kaye Hall, to James Caleb Witt, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Christopher Witt of Mineola.

  • Commissioners OK victims services grant

    Wednesday, March 11

    By LARRY TUCKER editor@wood.cm Wood County Commissioners heard from former Wood County District Attorney Mark Taylor and current District Attorney Angela Albers Tuesday urging them to approve a …

  • Gregory Lee Gargus, 1949-2020

    Wednesday, March 11

    Gregory Lee Gargus, 70, of Tyler went home to be with our Lord and Savior on March 8, 2020. He was in the United States Army where he served in the military police, and as a patrol dog handler. He was born in Tyler on Sept. 17, 1949 where he grew up and later took a job at Tyler Pipe. He worked there for 30 years. He was preceeded in death by his parents, Earl and Peggy Gargus.

  • Clyde Overton Shelton, 1929-2020

    Wednesday, March 11

    Clyde Overton Shelton, Jr., 90, of Mineola passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2020 in Tyler. He was born on June 20, 1929 in Huntsville to the late Clyde Shelton and Vassie Dore Shelton. He was a …

  • Mineola Police Report, Feb. 7 - March 4

    Wednesday, March 11

    Feb. 27 7:48 a.m. A resident on Minwood St. reported she was having problems with her son. An officer responded to speak with the teenager. Everything had settled down upon the officer’s …

  • Wood County Sheriff’s Report

    Wednesday, March 11

    No report was received for this week from the Wood County Sheriff’s Dept.

  • Quitman ISD and Tyler Junior College update partnership for dual credit, college prep classes

    Wednesday, March 11

    The Quitman School Board approved the memorandum of understanding between Tyler Junior College and Quitman ISD Monday for the 2020-21 dual credit program and college preparatory classes. Brittany …

  • Mineola Fire Report, Feb. 27 - March 4

    Wednesday, March 11

    Off-road vehicle or heavy equipment fire: Feb. 28, 3:46 p.m., 423 CR 2610, Mineola. Forest, woods or wildland fire: March 1, 5:55 p.m.,  FM 49 & CR 2546, Mineola. Brush or …

  • Woman sought following drug arrest

    Wednesday, March 11

    Wood County Crime Stoppers has offered a reward for information on Holly Renee Freeman Hortman, 50, of Mineola.

  • Mineola League of the Arts classes begin; annual art show to showcase area talent

    Wednesday, March 11

    The Mineola League of the Arts is the place to be for aspiring and seasoned artists. It offers a large array of classes and shows throughout the year.

  • Dogwood celebration returning to Quitman with three days of festivities March 20-22

    Wednesday, March 11

    Quitman will be full of fun, contests, good food and activities for the three-day Quitman Chamber of Commerce Dogwood Fiesta March 20-22.  The event will kick off with a street dance …

  • Murder mystery coming to a playhouse near you

    Wednesday, March 11

    The Mineola Pilot Club and Lake Country Playhouse are hosting a murder mystery dinner theater at the Mineola Civic Center on Saturday, March 28.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be …

  • Medical school for East Texas to address shortage of providers

    Wednesday, March 11

    East Texas Medical Center Foundation has gifted $80 million, the single largest contribution ever made in the region, to help establish the University of Texas Medical School in Tyler. The school …

  • This Week in Your Neighborhood

    Wednesday, March 11

    Revival, Spring cleaning, and Mini Train resumes

  • Quitman Garden Club readies annual red geranium sale

    Wednesday, March 11

    Every year for decades the Quitman Garden Club sale of bright red geraniums has brightened landscapes and streets. The success of the sales has made it possible to give high school graduates a chance at one of the three $1,000 scholarships.

  • Officials stress importance of accurate Census count

    Wednesday, March 11

    Wood County leaders are stressing the critical importance of having an accurate headcount in the upcoming 2020 U.S. census.

  • Improvement projects in the works at Alba

    Wednesday, March 11

    The Alba City Council moved ahead with two public improvement projects last week. The city has received a community development grant for $275,000 to address street drainage issues. An …

  • District attorney and judge most expensive county campaigns

    Wednesday, March 11

    Races for district judge and district attorney have been the most expensive for the Wood County March 3 primary. The most recent campaign expense and contribution reports are through Feb. 23, …

  • Two county posts to be decided in May 26 runoff

    Wednesday, March 11

    Wood County voters will return to the polls to complete the task of choosing Republican candidates for the November general election.

    Two of the county’s six contested races went to runoffs, which will be held on Tuesday, May 26.

  • In East Texas Gardens

    Wednesday, March 11

    Gardening is a labor of love. At least, that’s what I tell myself when I’ve spent a day pulling weeds or spreading fertilizer or trimming brambles. It only makes sense to reward your labor with plants that you love.

  • Quitman schools lay out plans to combat coronavirus should it come to East Texas

    Wednesday, March 11

    The coronavirus scare was addressed by Quitman ISD superintendent Rhonda Turner at the March 9 board meeting. She said the school is preparing but there is no need to panic.

  • Mineola Chamber of Commerce postpones annual awards banquet

    Wednesday, March 11

    The Mineola Chamber of Commerce hosts the Roaring ‘20s Gatsby Gala Thursday, March 26 at 6 p.m. at the Mineola Civic Center. Annual civic awards will be presented, including man and woman of …

  • Corner Column

    Wednesday, March 11

    In the coming weeks citizens will be receiving their 2020 United States Census forms.

    We are featuring articles about why the census is important, and in particular why Wood County needs to improve on its 20 percent undercount from 10 years ago.

    It got me to thinking about how the census tracks our history as a people, especially my own life and my family’s.

  • Grant helps HVFD acquire new truck

    Wednesday, March 11

    Hainesville Volunteer Fire Dept. has completed the process to receive a new engine partially funded by a Texas A&M Forest Service Grant Program. Hainesville will receive $218,000 in the form …

  • Lake Country symphony ready to launch 2020 season

    Wednesday, March 11

    The Lake Country Symphonic Band in Mineola launches its 2020 season this Sunday, March 15, at 2 p.m.

  • Mineola council to consider exemption to sign ordinance

    Wednesday, March 11

    The Mineola City Council will consider a change to the off-premise sign ordinance on March 23. The council recently upheld that ordinance after a change was requested to allow for some off-premise …

  • Selfless examples

    Wednesday, March 11

    Dear editor: My name is Grant Madden. I had the honor of having a few of the Mineola Fire Department members in a class I help teach at the Texas A&M Spring fire school in College Station.

  • Two withdraw from MISD election

    Wednesday, March 11

    Mineola ISD board of trustees election is set for May 2. Two seats held by John Abbott and Kyle Gully are up for grabs. Both are three-year terms.

  • Quitman Development Corp. begins process for finding a new director

    Wednesday, March 11

    The Quitman Development Corporation (QDC) spent over an hour Monday discussing the approach to hiring a new executive director. The QDC and former executive director Denea Hudman parted ways Feb. 27 when the board moved to end the oral independent-contractor agreement.

  • New set of bylaws to guide county EDC

    Wednesday, March 11

    The Wood County Economic Development Commission (WCEDC) adopted new bylaws after some discussion Thursday, March 5.

  • Peoples grant to expand fiber optic lines

    Wednesday, March 11

    Peoples has been named as a recipient of a grant as part of the USDA ReConnect Pilot Program.

  • Band on the rise

    Wednesday, March 11

    The Bobby Irwin Band of Quitman won the 2020 TXM Records Texana Troubadour singer and songwriter contest on Sunday, Feb. 23 at Lindale Texas Music City Grill & Smokehouse.

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